Exhibitions company news

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Exhibitions company news

Judging criteria for Green Awards announced

The Exhibition and Events Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) is proud to announce the launch of their "Green Awards".
EXSA's recognition of the industry's need to become more sustainable led to the development of the Green Awards. These awards will acknowledge and commend those exhibition organisers and stand builders who have successfully applied sustainable practices at their events, and in doing so, hopefully encourage others to consider their impact on the environment.

Nigel Walker, the Chairman of EXSA, says: "Greening is a journey, not a destination in itself. Learning from the successful implementation of projects helps set the foundation and builds for the future. Recognition for an achievement is an important mechanism to reward, motivate, acknowledge and highlight the best of the best."

EXSA's annual awards evening and gala dinner is the "Oscars" of the local exhibition industry, and recognises those show organisers, exhibition suppliers and venues who have achieved exceptional results during the year.

This year the EXSA Awards will be held on the 21st of November at Monte Casino, and the new Green Awards will be amongst those handed out. All EXSA members are therefore encouraged to enter these awards before the 5th of November. The application forms can be downloaded from the EXSA website, www.exsa.co.za.

EXSA approached the Event Greening Forum (EGF) to compile the judging criteria and guidelines for the Green Awards. The request aligned well with the EGF's mandate, which is to promote sustainable practices within the South African events industry, with an initial focus on business events such as exhibitions, conferences and meetings.

Justin Hawes, Chairperson of the EGF, says: "EXSA are founding members of the EGF, and so we are delighted that they have taken such a proactive approach to spreading a green message amongst their members."

This year, applications for the EXSA Green Awards will be made retrospectively through written applications and supporting documentation. The applications will be judged by a panel selected from the EGF Management Committee.

As of next year, judges will be required to visit the stands and shows, as is done for all other EXSA award judging.

Hawes adds: "We encourage the events industry and their suppliers to use the EXSA Green Awards as guidelines for their own purposes. In this way we hope the Green Awards will develop a legacy of best practice."

For more information about the Green Awards or the Event Greening Forum, please contact Pippa Walker on or +27 (0) 11 447 4777, or visit www.eventgreening.co.za.

For more information about the EXSA Awards, please contact Sue Gannon on or +27 (0) 11 805 7272.

    
 

EXSA's press office

EXSA
EXSA
EXSA - The Exhibitions and Events Association of Souhern Africa - was established in 1980 as a non-profit organisation.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.

News